Here are some links with organisations and groups that are dedicated to helping people with depression, alcoholism and other problems. Do you know more organisations? Please send us an email at info@aheavyburden.com!


Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Angst & Depression

Werner Alfred Selo Stiftung The “Werner Alfred Selo Stiftung” is a foundation based in Zug, Switzerland. We campaign for the de-stigmatization of depression and other affective disorders through public relations work. Our campaign „Deine Psyche? Kein Tabu” (engl. „Your Psyche? No Taboo!”) provides helpful tools such as checklists and broschures for people suffering from depression as well as for employers who wish to take measures for better mental health in the business enterprise. The foundation also hosts an annual symposium on the subject of affective disorders. 

Pro infirmis


Selbsthilfe Schweiz

KOSCH Dachverband Selbsthilfezentren




european alliance against depression


The European Depression Association

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (great database!)



Students against depression